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Not withstanding the announcement of the Knowledge Development Box in the recent Budget 2016, last year of the total business expenditure on research and development, circa 75% was carried out by foreign owned firms and only 25% by SME’s. So while the Knowledge Development Box is very attractive for large corporates and multinationals it doesn’t address…

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10 key questions 1. What is the product or service? 2. What is its unique value propositions? i.e. difference to the rest of the crowd 3. What’s the market opportunity? 4. What is the strategy or vision? Long term vision (first step), short term vision (second). 5. How do you sell your product? 6. Who…

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Tourism is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and a critical component of the export economy, accounting for €5.7 billion in spending in 2013 and represents 4% of Ireland’s GNP. The derived spend is enormous for the Government with approximately 65 cent in every euro going back by way of some form of tax or levy. Tourism…

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Significant tax reliefs for landlords and longer leases for tenants are part of a radical new Government policy document (http://www.per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Social-Housing-Supports-Cross-Cutting-Paper-CRE.pdf) to give the rental market its biggest overhaul in a generation. • An estimated one-in-five households (305,000) are now renting. • An end to the practice of ejecting tenants when a property is being sold.…

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